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Balinese Tooth Filing Ceremony

Culture is something that defines a people’s behavior, beliefs and social, ethnic or age group character traits. During the age before society’s fully embraced development and modernity, observation of cultural practices and beliefs was inevitable to all within a specified society. In this modern age however, these cultural practices have been done away with, but there are a few that still remain and attract the attention of many. The Balinese tooth filing ceremony is one of them.

Who are the Balinese?

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Bali Nyepi Day of Silence Balinese New Year Ogoh Ogoh

Bali Nyepi Day of Silence Balinese New Year Ogoh Ogoh

The world is a global place and with varied interests and beliefs. Some of us party on December 31st in full throttle to bring in the New Year while others celebrate in silence. The Balinese New Year is called Nyepi, which is a day of silence. This custom is regarded by all citizens of the island nation to bring in the New Year. The calendar systems used by the Balinese for religious purposes is indeed much different from the Gregorian ...

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Franciscan Catholic Orphanage

In Bali, you can find many different children in different circumstances at the Franciscan orphanage. This is located at Tuka, near Dalung and run by nuns that belong to the Franciscans and the head of the orphanage is Maria Esther. At present, there are at least 90 children that consist of a wide group of ages. This orphanage allows children that are older to also stay here until they can go their own way by getting employment. There are several ...

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Ancient Aryan And The Brahmanism Religion

Many centuries Before Christ, the Aryans lived as shepherds and farmers north of the Himalayan Mountains. Because of three large population movements they also spread over a large part of Asia and Europe. A portion went to the West and became the ancestors of the Persians while others migrated to the south, through the plains from Afghanistan to Indonesia. In this country the immigrant population of the Aryans moved freely undisturbed while in the countries of the ancient India, other ...

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Bali Is The Island Of A Thousand Temples

The Indonesian island of Bali is very popular among tourists from all countries. The pleasant climate, friendly people and beautiful scenery are main reasons why so many people love the place however Bali also has much to offer on a cultural level. In contrary to the predominantly Muslim population of Indonesia, the largest part of the Balinese population is Hindu. Influences of this religion are found throughout the island. One of the best examples of this influence can be found ...

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Sacred Bali Tanah Lot Temple

One of the best places in Bali to see is the Tanah Lot temple in Bali, which is known for its mystical aura. Located on the beautiful fringes of Beraban, Tabanan Regency and Kediri around thirty kilometers from Denpasar, one must pay a visit to Tanah Lot temple in Bali. One of the hotspots for tourists from all across the globe, the Tanah Lot temple in Bali offers a treat to the eye especially its wonderful setting on the shore. ...

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